Following Tesla’s denial of rumors that it was working on a compact $25,000 “Model 2” unit, a new source has come forward and is saying that the company is working on the evasive unit.
Tesla has allegedly completed a prototype of the rumored compact electric model, and supposedly has suppliers already in place with trial production set for the end of 2021, according to a source familiar with the matter (via @Ray4Tesla).
I would put some weight on this rumor as it comes from a pretty reliable source (不是郑小康). He brought several leaks to surface before, which later turned out to be true. However, like anything else, past performance is no guarantee of future results. Take it w/ a grain of salt
— Ray4Tesla⚡️?☀️? (@ray4tesla) July 30, 2021
While it still isn’t clear what Tesla would call the compact electric vehicle (EV), fans and onlookers of the rumor have dubbed the EV Model 2 or Model Q, among other unofficial names. It also isn’t clear if the given prototype would represent a $25,000 EV, like many have rumored.
CEO Elon Musk has said the past a smaller Tesla compact would be designed and produced locally in Germany and China.
Last month, Tesla supplier CATL unveiled a more affordable sodium-ion EV battery, with the addition of an integrated sodium-ion and lithium-ion build, which would combine the strengths of each cell type.
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